The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.


Nuakhai or Nuankhai is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of Odisha. Nuakhai is observed to welcome the new rice of the season. According to the calendar it is observed on panchami tithi (the fifth day) of the lunar fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada or Bhadraba (August–September), the day after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This is the most important social festival of Western Odisha and adjoining areas of Simdega in Jharkhand, where Odia culture is much predominant.


The UN designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed every year on June 15. What comes as a surprise to many is that this day was officially recognised as recently as 2011. Reports state that in the next 10 years, the number of people above the age of 60 is estimated to grow by 38 per cent, reaching a total population of 1.4 billion elders across the world. A large section of this demographic will inhabit developing countries.


Karam or Karma is a harvest festival celebrated in Indian states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Odisha and West Bengal. It is dedicated to the worship of Karam-Devta (Karam-Lord/God), the god of power, youth and youthfulness. Karma dance or Karma Naach is a traditional dance of central and Eastern India annually performed during the karma festival. Karma is a famous autumnal festival, it starts from the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrab. It is performed in State of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. Karma means 'fate'. This folk dance is performed during the worship of the god of fate which is known as Karam Devta. People consider the god of fate as the cause of good and bad fortune


Tribal communities constitute the original inhabitants of India since ancient times. There are 336 tribal communities numbering 12-15 crores. These includes Santhal, Munda, Bhumij, Gond, Oraon, Kol, Savar, Birhor, Chero, Birjia, Gorait, Karmali, Mahli, Kora, Parhaiya, Sauria-Paharia, Kisan, Kharia, Kurukh, Lohra, Ghasi, Baraik, many of whom have migrated to Indian metropolis in search of work. Adivasi dominated states, give nature the utmost importance in every sphere of their life and culture. Each group has their own folk traditions and cultural expressions and experiences. They are maintaining their own unique cultural identity till this day but efforts must also be made to preserve and nurture their original identity.


Road safety campaigns are an important way to spread awareness among people about road safety measures and rules. The results of road safety campaigns depend however, first of all, on the manner of communication to road users. The Government would increase its efforts to promote awareness about the various aspects of road safety, the social and economic implications of road accidents and what needs to be done to curb the rising menace of road accidents. This would enable and empower the different stakeholders to play a meaningful role in promoting road safety.

Surat City Cyclothon

Surat Cyclothon is composed to make mindfulness among the adolescent to utilize their bike for no less than one day in week to spare fuel, to decrease air contamination and add to spare the earth to keep up the strength of the on the loose. To be fit and sound you should be physically dynamic. Standard physical action can help shield you from genuine ailments, for example, corpulence, coronary illness, disease, psychological sickness, diabetes and joint pain. Riding your bike routinely is a standout amongst other approaches to diminish your danger of medical issues related with a stationary way of life. Cycling is a sound, low-affect practice that can be delighted in by individuals of any age, from youthful youngsters to more seasoned grown-ups. It is likewise fun, shoddy and useful for the earth.

Sand Art Festival

(NOC), a non-governmental organization, would hold a sand art festival for two days in the city from May 5. The sand festival would depict six major achievements of Modi government during the past four years. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Ujjawala Yojna, Jan Dhan Yojna, Made in India, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Digital India programmes would be depicted through sand animation on a large LED screen. Tribal artists from Gujarat, Odisha and Jharkhand would perform dances. A food festival will also be organized for two days at Gaurav Path near Piplod. The NOC foundation had organized cyclothon in the city on March 4 in which more than 2,000 people had participated. The foundation is conducting the programme in association with Gujarat Tourism.